memoria (2023)

Track Listing

1. Pharaoh Sanders  14:36
2. Milford Graves  13:08
3. Wayne Shorter  9:40


John Zorn: Alto Saxophone
Bill Laswell: Bass 


All pieces are live real time improvisations
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded January 16, 2023 and mixed January 20, 2023 at Orange Music, Orange, NJ by James Dellatacoma
Mastered by Scott Hull 
all drawings and diagrams by David Chaim Smith
Design by (Chippy) Heung Heung Chin 

Special Thanks to David Chaim Smith and Matt Hollenberg


Towering figures of New York’s Downtown scene, Zorn and Laswell have been working together since the late 1970s. Following up on their acclaimed 2022 duo project The Cleansing, this new volume presents musical memorials to three artistic visionaries whose powerful legacies remain touchstones of creativity and artistic integrity. Here the music takes on more of an ambient edge, and is distinguished by telepathic improvisational interplay and a unique virtuosity. Three heartfelt tributes from one generation of mavericks to another, Memoria is a beautiful collection of modern improvisation at its best.

Series:  Spectrum Series 

By Catalogue Number:  TZ4042

Release Date: May 19, 2023